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All American Song
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano
Warren Jones, piano
Friday, February 1 at 8 p.m.
$55, 45, 35
7:15 p.m. - Pre-performance discussion with Dr. Laura Nash, Fairfield University associate professor of musicMezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is one of the most critically-acclaimed artists of her generation. A favorite in both the opera house and the concert hall, Blythe performs frequently with the Metropolitan Opera, and also with the San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and the Opéra National de Paris. She has appeared as well with some of the world's finest orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony, to name a few. A champion of American song, at the Quick Center, Ms. Blythe will perform a program featuring the work of James Legg, Samuel Barber, Scott Joplin, and Irving Berlin, among others.
Read more >"Blythe brought out a trunkful of Tin Pan alley numbers - tearjerkers, romances, and novelty songs by the likes of Victor Herbert and Irving Berlin. And she delivered them with a degree of ease and theatrical authority that most divas could only envy." - San Francisco ChroniclePerformance programVenü Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor for the 2012-13 Sweet Sounds series.